Have you ever wondered what it would be like to work for the royal family?
Surrounded by the splendor and grandeur of the palaces and castles, you would hope that the work of the country’s ruling family would come with its fair share of perks.
Not only would your workplace be full of history, but anyone working at the palaces would certainly expect a healthy salary. It’s no secret that there is a lot of money burning holes in the royal family’s pockets.
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Queen Elizabeth II is personally estimated to be worth £ 350 million, according to the Sunday Times Rich List, while the Buckingham Palace estate is estimated to be worth almost £ 77 billion.
So if you feel like working for an employer whose surplus of wealth would at least make you relatively confident in job security, vacancies at the country’s palaces pop up from time to time.
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Currently, the royal households are advertising for roles as gardener and housekeeper at Windsor Castle and fire safety officer at Buckingham Palace.
But of all the jobs at the palaces, working as a butler is the role that perhaps arouses the most interest.
Here is what you can expect in such a role, as reported by MyLondon.
The salary and the job
According to a recent advertisement for a butler student in 2019, the annual salary the employee would expect to receive was £ 19,935.80 per year.
On top of this, the employee will receive a pension scheme of 15% employer contribution plus benefits while working five days a week, Monday to Sunday.
The 2019 role was advertised as a “live-in position (there is salary adjustment) with catering”.
The ad promises to help the successful team member “become an all-round hospitality expert”.
And while previous experience with hospitality is not required, the job specification states that the ideal candidate will already have a “polite, friendly, and accommodating work style and will be able to communicate with all kinds of people.”
As part of the internship, the selected applicant will also work towards an accredited Butlering qualification.
“That’s the variation you find in your role. And that’s being part of a team that delivers exceptional service.
“That’s what makes the role in the Royal House unique,” the ad reads.
Although there are currently no trainee butler positions available, it is worth signing up for the job announcements here if you are passionate about working for the palace.
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